Yacht Thruster Testimonials

Hunter30Rob H.South Haven, MIBoat went in the water today. The thruster worked great!! Even better, no leaks! Very happy with your product. Thank you for your help in answering questions.
Beneteau35Chuck B.Great LakesGoing on season number 5 with the Yacht Thruster installed. Works just as great as the day I installed it. Thanks!
Cruisers Yachts30Mike R.Ashland, WIThis thruster has completely changed the way I feel about this boat. Thank you!
Well Craft43Frank N.Lake Erie, Canada I love my Yacht Thruster! I had one incident where I was able to pin the boat into a side to dock with 30+ knot winds pushing against the dock! The Yacht Thruster gives me the ability to handle the boat much more effectively in any boating condition. Great power. Amazing product!
Jefferson57Phil & Mary L.Clearwater, FLHey Tony, ...The addition of the stern thrusters on the Jefferson 57 made a big difference in us handling her. Since we are older (76 & 67 now) and handled the vessel ourselves, the additional stern thruster gave us the added maneuverability to put the 65' LOA vessel anywhere. Also, we would highly recommend the Yacht Controller for a large vessel, particularly if it's a couple with no additional crew. Mary L, USCG Master Phil L.
Hunter41Bob HansenAnnapolis, MarylandBest investment I've made! It's turned me into a pro!
Hunter38'Rusty ElsnerAnnapolis, Maryland6+ Years & still working great! Absolutely love it!
Grand Banks42Dan B.Seattle, WAWe took a 2 1/2 months trip on the boat and the thruster worked great! Glad I added it. The self-install took about 24 hours of labor.
Catalina36Terry O.Gwinn, MichiganI'm happy to report that the thruster performed very well and certainly aids in safely maneuvering into tight docking spaces and our narrow waterways.
Custom45Vicky and KarlSeattle, WAThe bow thruster works even better than our expectations! Woo hoo! Thanks
Ocean Sport Roamer20Chong LeeSkyline Marine CenterWe wanted you to know how much we appreciated Vianca's knowledge, attention to detail and communication with us as we went through the process of getting the boat work done. We can't say enough good things about her work and how easy she was to work with. Now that it's all done, we are thrilled with the boat and hope to convince our friends to do the same.
Cal46David C.Redondo Beach, CAIt works fabulously .. My Cal 2-46 is a heavy boat ( 36000 lb) and has a pretty big wind effect at the front. I am on a downwind side tie with onshore breeze pretty consistent. I recently backed into my slip and as the nose started to get away. A simple pulse with the thruster brought her right back to the dock.. Without the thruster I would have needed to leave the slip and start a whole new entry. Just what the Doctor ordered .. I also used it to pivot the boat within her own length going into the boat yard and backed into the slip with ease..
Joe GlasseMy wife and I are both 78 and the thruster has helped us continue boating safely. Thanks for your help!
Nordhavn46Leo M.The stern thruster works perfect on the Nordhavn 46. I was able to put it to good use this last weekend and dock the boat in very tight spaces. More than peace of mind, the level of confidence while approaching a tight docking area is great! Well worth the money spent!
HunterThe DunhamsWe absolutely love it. Worth the investment, even on a smaller boat like the Thank you for all your help.
Hanse 41Bill M.LI,NYI had the bow thruster installed on Optimistic in LI,NY along with Ken Hecht on Hanse 41 back in March. I wanted to follow up and update you on how the bow thruster Peter installed. So far it has been working as advertised, we have been very satisfied with its performance to date and it sure does make docking a lot easier. The wireless remote has been a life saver especially when working the bow at a morning.
Tiara36Jim D.San Diego, CAThe job is complete. The 300C stern thruster works great on this Tiara 36! The customer reports that the stern thruster seems to be providing more thrust that the stock Lewmar tunnel bow thruster. Honestly, it is very rare to have the stern thruster outrun the bow thruster! I am pleasantly surprise. This result is a check mark in the positive box for sure! Thanks for all the support!
Cigarette42Capt. JulianCoral Gables, FL Just wanted to follow up with you. The stern thruster option has been a great addition to our Cigarette Huntress! While the outboards provide decent stern control, there is no comparison when having the ability to isolate the use of the stern thruster system in a close quarters maneuvering or docking scenario! Thank you for providing a great product and for all the support!|
Irwin Sailboat43John WMarylandInstallation went well and the thruster has made the boat enjoyable. Plenty of power, and reasonably quiet. Batteries and controls fit just fine under the V-berth.
Aluminum Ketch53Paul & JanHonolulu, HIBack in the latter part of last year, we purchased the pod thruster for our 53' aluminum ketch. WE LOVE IT, and I call it man's greatest invention in regards to saving marriages, relationships (Paul and me), and even friendships. Our boat has a lot of windage, so the thruster is a Godsend!
CHB Heritage42Steve BPrince Williams Sound, AlaskaI self installed my system. It's awesome! I wish I had installed on years ago! it makes boating so much easier! Thank you for providing a great product.
Hunter Sailboat46Mike N.FloridaI am a huge fan of this little device - incredible boat control!
Hunter46Captain SteveCTIt was great meeting you at the boat show and thank you for the additional information. I had installed my Yacht Thruster 300 myself in 2011 and it has worked flawlessly ever since. It's on my Hunter 46 sailboat with plenty of power. I even have the remote control unit. On occasions, if alone, I can come into a dock and step off with a stern line and secure it. Then use the remote to bring the bow into the dock. Quite the concept! Just having the daily confidence is great. I can even rotate in a tight circle. Certainly provides great control coming into a slip but it has also been a great help when anchoring or picking up a mooring in windy conditions.
Overseas57Peter R.Seattle, WAI'm very pleased with the ease of installation, overall quality and our technical support received by Yacht Thruster. The thruster really works great! Our slip runs north / south and the wind often blows us away from the finger. The Yacht Thruster allows me to pull in with no drama!
Beneteau423Tony B.FLThe Simplex 300 Thruster is a great product!
Hunter46Mike N.St. Petersburg, FLWe just completed the 200 mile sail from Marathon to St. Petersburg yesterday. I had numerous opportunities to employ the Bow Thruster in very narrow waterways and marinas. It worked as promised and flawlessly! I am incredibly impressed with the power and control embodied in this compact engine. I would be happy to provide a very positive recommendation to any prospective buyers.
Sea Ranger52Richard W.MexicoBoat works great, I'm very happy with both the bow and stern thrusters!
Catalina47Jim M.Annapolis, MDMy bow thruster works wonderfully. I couldn't be more pleased. Thank you for all of the help, advice, and patience.
Pursuit31Brad O.BC CanadaI did the thruster install for my client and they are very happy. He is an older gentleman who has to maneuver into a tight spot to dock. He just trims his outboard and goes in with the thruster! Works beautifully!
Hanse40David R.ON CanadaI like my Yacht Thruster very much. The installation was very pleasurable and the timing was great! The very next week I was able to use it in 17 knot cross winds providing me complete control of my boat! Thank you!
Sea Ranger52TLC MarineSan Carlos, MexicoIt works great and installation was easier than I was expecting!
Cigarette42Capt. JulianCoral Gables, FLJust wanted to follow up with you. The owner just left with the boat after the demonstration and he felt like a kid on Christmas Day! Thanks for all the work from your staff to make this happen!
Sparkman47Paul O.Auckland, New ZealandThe thruster is installed and working perfectly!
Hunter31Jean V.ColoradoJust re-launched the boat and the thruster works great and thank you for your patience and assistance in helping me complete my installation!
Trojan44Bill G.Amherst, OHThe thruster is Wonderful, it has made my life better. It's taken all of the stress out of boating and I can dock my vessel by myself. It has made all the difference in the world.
Hunter36George W.Washington StateWe were able to install it in one long day plus an hour or so the next day. We are very pleased with the thruster, one of our best investments
Cruiser37DaveNewport Beach, CAThe front thruster works absolutely wonderfully and better than anticipated. Makes the boat MUCH MORE Captain Friendly.
Cruiser3650Bill D.Common Wealth, MII installed the thruster myself and it works fantastic I couldn't be happier!!
MasterCraft24Rick R.UtahThruster works great for docking, close quarter maneuvering and picking up riders!
Dufour45Kenneth M.CTSuccess ... Works Great!
Beneteau46William C.FLThe unit is installed and I've been using it for a week now. It's plenty powerful and with the remote unit with anchor capability is exactly what I was looking for!|
Beneteau47Steve M.TexasI had an Exturn 300 installed on my Beneteau 473. Works like a charm.
Sea Ray42Richard C.Quebec, CanadaWhat I can say about my satisfaction is: 1. It make a very good result. 2. Easy to install but need a bit of imagination but less harder than a regular thruster. 3. It does not make any noise compare to a regular thruster. 4. My wife like to have the joystick on her neck to control the bow and it is very fun. 5. The performance is so good that it is not hard for the battery. Thank you very much, I will recommend to anybody.
Hunter36Grandpappy ResortTexasWorks like a champ!
Jeanneau50Jim P.Washtington StateMy thruster is working just fine. (It was installed October 2013) It always works when I push the button, and has enough power to swing the boat. I back in to my slip so that I can easily step off the swim step onto the dock, and without the thruster, the four bladed prop's walk is stronger than the rudder's steerage at docking speed, but the thruster does just what's expected of it and allows me to back in exactly where I want to go.
Mapleleaf48Tom B.henderson, NVIt's a big boat. The thruster sure was needed. It works great!
True North38RandySan Juan Islands, WAI send you this email with great joy from the San Juans. After two weeks of regular use I can say that the stern thruster is beyond wonderful! I am damn proud of my install job on the wiring and all works so, so totally great. Even in wind, Yacht Thruster is perfect! Thank you for your sales and excellent follow up after the sale. Again, product works so well and changes the docking game 100 percent! Rock on!
Hunter45George G.Toronto, CanadaThe stern thruster very closely matches the tunnel bow thruster in my Hunter 45ds sailboat and works like a charm, moving my boat directly off the dock, even in stiff winds. It's absolutely brilliant!!! - When I come in to dock now, I can push the boat against the dock and my wife can easily step off the boat and casually tie off the lines, while I hold the boat in place, again, even in stiff winds. - Docking is a breeze and the thruster can easily cover up for any surprises, winds, or getting us into the tightest of slips. - Yacht Thruster significantly takes the risk out of my aging crew jumping off the boat at just the right moment with the lines. I fully expect that Yacht Thruster will significantly extend the age to which we can continue to enjoy sailing.|
Hunter41Francois F.FloridaJust a little word after going through the installation and using your thruster. Installation went fine, and the thruster is working beautifully. Frankly, changed our life docking; I find myself going places I would never dared before! And with ease, confidence, and grace.
Catalina40Doug KDelwareIt works great. I have taken the 40 ft Catalina out by myself and when I returned to port I back it into the slip -by myself- it was great.
Grand Banks46Charles B.Washington StateWe completed the installation in February (2014) and the unit was tested as needed on our recent trip to Ketchikan, Alaska. I would have to say that the unit's performance met, and even exceeded my expectations.
Camano Trawler31Ralph OEdmonds, WA We had our first real sea trial this weekend with a fully integrated system of the original bow thruster and the 180C with remote and double joystick at the helm. It made docking in a tight slip in a cross wind a breeze.
Sea Ray42Sal M.ConnecticutWe installed the model 300 on the stern of my 42 Searay. Install went well and the unit is working perfectly. Nice to have the extra control when operating
Dufour38Ivan V.Ontario Canada I just wanted to let you know that installation of my Simplex 230 is finally over and it's working! If anyone who owns Dufour Classic line sailboat (36, 38, 39 and up) would like to get additional info on installation feel free to pass on my contact info. Many thanks for your help and excellent customer service along the project!
Valiant47Jay M.St. Paul, MNI love absolutely everything about the thruster from performance to the ease of my own installation. Instead of making a big circle I can now go right into my slip! I wish I had one sooner.
Tartan37Erich C.St. Paul, MNI will save on gel coat repair now because the boat turns on a dime and I love it.
Beneteau393Bill R.NY, NYThere is a learning curve here-most importantly when I was out the other day with my wife she says on her on without any coaxing by me it was worth the money
Prestige50'JM R.New York, N.YI love my Yacht Thruster equipped on my ips pod driven boat! I actually use my thruster instead of the pod rotation when docking in close quarters as it allows for more precise control when docking. Thank you for all the support!
Sea Horse40Mary R. Seattle, WAHello, I purchased your 230C model at the Seattle Boat Show and I absolutely love it! It was installed by a professional boat yard. I replaced a 24 V stern thruster with the 230C, so I already had the batteries, battery charger, etc.
Hunter41Francisco A.FloridaThruster works better than expected. Should have installed one a long time ago.
Beneteau37Cal H.Charleston SCThe thruster is wonderful!
Silverton39Lou G.IndianaP.S. I love the thruster! Thanks!
Sea Ray33Jim P.Richfield, OH We enjoyed our summer and found the Bow thruster to work very well for us, a great addition to the boat.
Pearson Ketch 42424Rick D.VirginiaWe cruised for two weeks in early September stopping in such places as Solomons, Cambridge, Knapps Narrows, Annapolis and many in between. We had many opportunities to enjoy having our bow thruster. In our own slip, it has made docking in a cross blow or cross current easier. Again, thanks for your assistance and patience.
Gemini105Just G.Copperas Cove, TexasYour product has exceeded all my expectations, please feel free to use me as a reference.
Bayliner33Dave S.Los Angeles, CAThe install on my boat was very successful and uneventful. It works beautifully earning me the title of CHEATER from my neighbors on the dock. It moves my boat with power and ease. I went out fishing on Friday and the licensed captain I hire for fishing excursions said it was fantastic to use. This guy has been running boats for 30 years and never has used a thruster. He loved it.
Jeanneau409John B.Oriental North CarolinaThruster works like a charm and turns the boat on a dime.
Morgan Sailboat38Roger S.OhioAll of my expectations have been exceeded. The bow thruster is a tremendous maneuvering aid and I wonder why I didn't do it sooner. A traditional tube thruster was not an option due to space constraints and would have required the removal of my forward 45 gallon water tank.
Mainship34Dave R.Cape May NJ.Thruster was recently installed and works wonderfully! We are doing a trip down the intracoastal waterway in a few months and I wouldn't consider doing this trip without this thruster.|
Tolly Craft26Jim D.Woodinville, WAOne word… Awesome!... ok, two words… totally awesome. That being said we simply brought the boat back to our marina from the boat yard were we did the installation… I had to back out of the sling… worked great in dealing with our ‘pull-to-port' single v-drive screw; spun around in bay, WOW!, and headed home. Got to our marina and stopped at fuel dock… two boats there with just enough room at the far end… put the bow on the dock, wife stepped off, secured the bow and toggled stern into dock, WOW… yes, should have done this sooner! That being said, I screwed up putting the boat in the slip… my fault… probably a little over confident with the new toy!!... never said I was a great Captain at the helm!!!, but always created some fun for those watching/witnessing me trying to recover… gotta look on the bright side.
Nordic Tug37Barry S.Nashua, NHThe installation went very smooth. We used the stern thruster over the weekend and it made a tremendous difference not only maneuvering away from the dock, but on a couple of tight turns!
Island Packet38John C.Miami Beach, FL.Thruster went on the boat incredibly easy and the performance is far better than expected. Boat speed was no affected in any way and in fact may have increased the speed of the boat slightly.
Ericson39Randy L.Poulsbo, WAWe were out over the weekend and had the opportunity to use it several times. I'm impressed, and so were some friends who observed the maneuvering in tight places.
Pearson36Pierre S.St-Lambert, Qc, CanadaJ'ai terminé l'installation du Joystick et ai commence a utiliser le propulseur. Par un vent de 15 noeuds nous avons pu effectuer un tournant de 180 degrés dans un espace d'environ 50 pieds alors que la longueur hors tout de notre voilier est d'environ 40 pieds! De plus la sortie est la rentrée au quai est grandement facilitée, pour ne pas dire changée complètement. C'est avec plaisir que nous constatons l'efficacité du propulseur. Nous avons a pratiquer, mais le stress de quitter et de revenir a notre emplacement est d'autant plus réduit: la confiance s'installe et je vous ferai part de nos expériences futures.
Hunter42Whitney D.Baltimore, MDWe splashed the boat last week and tested the thruster. All went well. We used it to turn 180 after being splashed, did a few 360s in the harbor, practiced docking along a pier, and then docked easily in our slip. Very nice. Smooth, powerful, and quiet operation. Surprisingly low power draw as well. Since then we have departed and docked three times. The thruster makes dockings in narrow marinas so much less stressful. We thought about the thruster for more than a year, but are so glad to now have it. We haven't noticed any impact on performance, and won't have a boat without a thruster ever again.
Roberts Trawler40Justin A.Seattle, WAWe successfully installed the thruster this past week, thank you again for all your help. I have to admit we were a little skeptical about the performance of such a small unit but boy does she work well! One push of that joystick and it sure shut up all the nay Sayers around the club :).
Donzi33Dean S.Jupiter, FlI am also the vessel's captain. On the first day that I was to show the owner how to operate the vessel with his new stern thruster I needed to fuel the boat. The boat is kept in a very tight Basin and to go to the fuel dock from the launch area I have to turn the engines hard over after clearing the dock and then proceed to the back corner to the fuel dock. Unfortunately, when I turned the engines hard over one of the steering lines at the engine ruptured. As a result I lost my steering with the engines hard over to starboard. Luckily it was early Sunday morning and the marina was not busy yet. I yelled over to a couple of the marina employees letting them know I lost my steering. While they were coming over to the dock I decided to try to bring the boat in with the two thrusters. I had to dock port side to so you could imagine how difficult that would normally be hard over to starboard in reverse. Surprisingly I was able to bring the boat in without assistance from the dock help as I put the engines in and out of reverse to get momentum then I used the stern thruster to keep me off the dock. It seemed effortless. I only hit the bow thruster once to slow the bow momentum. All I can say is what a great addition to the boat. I think anyone thinking about the new joystick outboards on the market should first consider the Yacht Thruster option!
Whitby42Mark P.CanadaIt may be small but it is really effective. We are so pleased.
Wellington48David and Yvonne HPompano Beach, FLJust returned from a week sailing the west coast of FL from St. Pete to Naples. The thruster was crucial in a number of marina docking situations. Sanibel Island Marina is very small for a 50 foot sailboat but we got in and out with ease, thanks to our new thruster. Amazing. I have a whole different mindset when entering close quarters now. Much less tension with crew and lines now too. The thruster moves the bow quite well and we are thrilled to have such maneuverability! Thanks for great service and a fabulous product.
Beneteau35Emilio LCanadaI put the boat in the water last Thurs in 20+ kts of wind and the thruster worked amazingly. I love the product. Thanks for everything. Cheers
Hinckley Sailboat40Arja A.Rhode IslandI had the privilege of using the bow thruster at the dock on Friday, April 26 after the yacht was launched Friday afternoon. It worked beautifully! I am delighted by the product.
Caliber Sailboat.40Drew LNorfolk, VAThe performance of the thruster is outstanding. On our way home from the yard after installation, we suffered multiple engine stops due to a problem with air trapped in the fuel system. We used the thruster to maneuver when we had no steering authority left at low speed and were able to aim the bow into the wind and anchor in a very small space just outside a busy shipping channel in Norfolk. After arriving at our dock again we were able to turn into our slip with real authority (for once) in the presence of a very strong cross wind. It works very well !! We decided on the install to improve control while backing but now we see there are many uses ! (Drew L.)
Hunter42George S.Ontario, CanadaAwesome product. Awesome customer service. Works as good as advertised or better. Kind of nice to be able to back the boat perfectly using the thruster with the wheel centred, and while docking single handed. Great to be in a confined channel with wind and/or current, waiting for a bridge opening, and being in full fine control. Remote control definitely recommended. For tying up single handed with an off shore wind you just hop off the boat with the stern line, tie it up, letting the bow go where it wants (who cares?) and stand there, remote in one hand and a drink in the other, and then leisurely bring the bow back to the dock using the remote. Another way is to back up to the dock and loop the dock cleat. Stroll up to the bow with the remote and bring the bow in. Loop the bow line on the forward dock cleat and you're done without even hopping onto the dock.
Jeanneau49Sal M.Wilton, CTI installed the Bow Yacht Thruster myself. It was an easy install and when I had any questions I called Alex and he answered the questions on the spot. I have used it entering and leaving our slip with no problems at all. The noise level is so low you don't even know that you are using the thruster.
CSY44Douglas P.Wilmington, NCLoving the Bow Thruster! '
Hunter 4242Rich P.Sydney BC, CanadaJust a quick line to let you know that the Yacht Thruster is working quite well, making docking and leaving the dock much easier. Kathie loves it. I'd like to thank you and your team again for the excellent workmanship. I'd recommend to anyone who is interested in the Thruster.
Hinckley Talaria42Richard R.Punta Gorda, FLI finally got the boat out for a sea trial of the thrusters yesterday and am very pleased. The amount of thrust is most impressive as the stern really moves when you touch the controls. I am a believer.
Gulfstar Trawler36John M.San Diego, CAThe system is wonderful. I really like the Yacht Thruster! Alex has been absolutely wonderful in assisting me equip my boat. When I first launched the boat I was in a side tie dock and the wind was blowing like crazy! I was able to hold the boat in position next to the dock and was able to single-handedly tie my lines. The Yacht Thruster has allowed me to operate my boat all by myself.
Bristol40Bob H.Sarasota, FlEverything is working fantastic! It is working just as I expected. I can actually dock the boat myself which is saying allot comparing to my past docking experiences! The whole docking procedure is now a great experience! Getting on and off my boat with Yacht Thruster is a breeze. It is everything and more that I wished for in a thruster! Thank you for the support.
Shamrock26Larry J.FT. Myers, FLI'm very pleased at how good it works!
Jeanneau50James P.Tacoma, WAIt works well. I have had reliable use of it. The installation was completed with no issues.
Hunter38Jerry W.Traverse City, MIIt works very well. The installation was very simple. Every experience I have had since we have installed the Yacht Thruster has been great. It has given me full control of my boat.
Beneteau36BOAT MAXCity Island, NYThe system worked out great. It was our first install so took some time to understand the procedure but once we did the installation was a breeze. Our customer loves the system'
Silverton35Thomas M.Livingston, NJI am very pleased with the product! I would never buy a boat again without a Yacht Thruster. I now get far more use of my boat. I am 4' from my neighbor and docking was always difficult. Now with Yacht Thruster I can do it all alone with no worries. I continue to promote your system to boaters! Thank you for getting the job done to my satisfaction.
Challenger32Connie DToms River, NJWhen being 'in irons (sailboat's direction relative to the wind causes it to lose control) I simply tap on your thruster joystick and it helps me quickly gain control. The Yacht Thruster is also great for tight space docking. '
Beneteau41Klaus J.New Vernon, NJJust came back from 2 week vacation and used it extensively. The thruster works well. Placed further fwd at the bow makes it much more efficient than the positioning of a standard tunnel thruster. The Yacht Thruster has adequate power to maneuver my 41' Beneteau.
Hanse Christian43Bob D.Toms River, NJThe Yacht Thrusters you equipped are excellent! It has just been wonderful! A lot of chatter has started as neighbors have watched from the dock as I bring my boat in by myself.
Endeavour35Roger B.St. Catherine, Ontario CAThe Yacht Thruster is the best slice thing since sliced bread! My wife and I cruise across Lake Ontario and dock on concrete wall and the Yacht Thruster allows me single-handedly dock myself. This allows me to now enjoy more time on the waters.
Sea Ray29Robert C.Eatonton, GAI'm thrilled with it! Working great! The wireless remote is a great addition as I can walk away from the station when docking to maneuver the boat in position. I am very pleased with Yacht Thruster and will continue to promote it.
Sea Ray29Gary W.Eatonton, GAThe Yacht Thruster works great and very happy how it performs. Thanks again.
Bayliner34Steve F.Kirkland, WAMy bow thruster is great! I dock in a river with a strong current of about 4 knots and it responds great.
Express39Tim O.Jeffersonville, PAThe thruster works real good. Last winter I used it all season in Florida and it worked very well. Thank you for product
Catalina42Steve TFairport, NYI am happy to be used as a reference as I am very satisfied with the performance of the 230 on our Catalina 42. As I stated in a previous email, it moved the bow into winds up to 22 knots off the beam
Jeanneau49Carey S.CaliforniaI installed the Bow Yacht Thruster myself. It was an easy install and when I had any questions I called Alex and he answered the questions on the spot. I have used it entering and leaving our slip with no problems at all. The noise level is so low you don't even know that you are using the thruster. The newly installed (400 Duplex) Yacht Thruster is still working flawlessly. I used it last week in 22 knots keeping my bow into the wind while releasing a stern and aft mooring line at Catalina Island. It helped!
Sea Ray40John C.Bradenton, FL The Yacht Thruster works wonderfully! Being able to move the stern of my boat to correct my direction when docking has been a great addition to my boat!
Hunter41Max M.Miami Beach, FlThe installation is complete and I have used it a couple of times now. It was completely worth the money and I'm very happy with it.
Challenger32ConnieNew JerseyAlex - One more great testimony from me. Works smooth. Installation was easy. I'll send pic. Regards
Sea Ray29Bob C.Lane Grimes, IAI'm very happy with how my thruster turned out... it works great. I even used it while standing on the dock using the remote to move the bow around while I adjusted the bow lines... really convenient and again a really great addition to my boat.
True North38Randal K.Charleston, SCWorks good, no problem after two years!'
Tiho36Leo R.Zadar, CroatiaExturn now was in use the whole charter season is functioning perfectly and has very much enthused our skippering guests. Because Exturn is installed at the foremost position possible, it is very efficient and also really quiet. I really want to recommend Exturn to all wooden boat owners. '
Morgan43Larry G.Cincinnati, OHI boat in the Annapolis area. The thruster has worked very well. I find it very easy to back out of my slip now. My boat sits east to west and if winds blowing from the south it pushes me in the wrong direction in my slip and the thruster now helps me handle this situation allowing me to back out of my slip with a lot of confidence. It allows me to turn very sharply. You installer did a great job. I highly recommend the system! My wife appreciates Yacht Thruster!' |
LM27Horst Z.Sneek, HollandAlthough the long keeler requires the shaping of a socket out of plastic the mounting went smoothly and straightforward.. For me eXturn is a big increase of comfort and security.'
Jeanneau32Beat V.Neuenburger Lake, SwitzerlandeXturn is a big enrichment and provides me with a lot of delight. It gives me safety and makes every port maneuver really easy.
Hunter42Richard & Sandra B.MarylandBefore we bough the Exturn we deliberated over it for a long time. Both cost and configuration were considered plus ease of installation, power and noise.   After using it a few times now and especially today, I would not be with out it.  We went in to get fuel and water and the wind was blowing us on to the bulkhead. A nice easy landing was achieved with just a touch on the thruster but when we left........  BLISS.   Backing out was so easy with complete control with the Exturn.  Just a little nudge every few feet kept the bow off while the stern slid gracefully away from the dock.  We looked so cool and so professional.
Fairline48Wolfgang H.Mallorca, SpainThe boat turns extremely easily with the external mounted thruster only, without using the powerful 2 x 480 hp Volvo-Penta motors with whom a narrow turn is accomplished with much more difficult, slower and extremely loud. 'The performance of EXTURN is by far better in comparison to the conventional bow thruster and the noise emission is much lower.
Hanse43Herbert S.Lignano, ItalyI didn't want to weaken my boat's hull due to big holes, which is only possible with eXturn as bow thruster.
Galeon33Rudi H.Spittal on the Drau, AustriaBefore that, I never drove into or out of ports when there was strong wind, some of the ports on the Danube are simply too narrow...Now I can! I strongly recommend eXturn as a stern thruster to every boat owner.
Cruiser38Scott.Seattle, WAWe have completed the installation successfully and the sea trials were good. I am pleased with the unit so far. There is no apparent change in cruise performance. We were able to test it docking in a 12 Kt. crosswind, and it performed flawlessly, making handling the boat much easier to handle.
Crownline25Goran K.Rab, CroatiaThe leverage of eXturn is optimal due to the lower and foremost position. That‘s exactly how a thruster has to function!
Bristol40Robert H.Rab, CroatiaThe bow thruster works great and a lot of my fellow sailors are asking about it.
Beneteau39Leon G.Valencia, SpainAt Last it is a pleasure to see how easily it is to drive into our mooring at low speed due the eXturn thruster. The mooring stress is gone.
Bavaria42Heino E.Port d'Antratx, SpainAfter three months of nearly daily use, I can tell that the purchase decision for Exturn was absolutely right.
TigeR-23Keith F.Miami Beach "Easydrive has made driving our boat so much easier, and less stressful. As new boat owners it simplifies everything from docking to getting gas. It's especially useful to get the boat turned facing the perfect direction after picking up a fallen rider. We love it"
Malibu M235 23Dan C."The [EasyDrive] thruster is working perfect. It’s been a great asset in this tight marina I am in. ..... Big thanks for all the support! Cheers."
NautiqueG25Peter C."Hi Brian, the installation was a success! It took me and my buddy 6 hours to install. It was very relaxed [simple] to complete the job. I took it to the water and it works excellent! All I can say is that if you want to enjoy this kind of boat, you must have the 'Easy Drive'. It is a great investment."
NautiqueG25JoshLake Powell, UT"Well, we put it t the test in Lake Powell... I'm super impressed! We were able to navigate some of the tightest canyons with it that would have been off limits without it!.. I even trained my wife who was weary driving this new boat... She said without it she wants no part of it, but with it she's completely comfortable! I would never own another boat like this without it!"
Nautique G23Capt Ignacio C.South Florida"I am a full time captain for Miami Nautique and was extremely impressed at the power and run time of the Easy Drive Yacht Thruster! Most thrusters are under-powered, loud and have very short run times. The Easy Drive is not only quite in operation but during a live demonstration, I was able run the thruster for over 5 minutes without timing out! It is a great addition to the Nautique line!"
Hunter 380 38Lee R. Cape Coral, FL" I love my bow thruster and it has worked flawlessly. "
Mainship 39039Ron L.Hampton, CT"It makes the boat much more manageable. Loving it. "
Tige R23 201923Eve F.Miami Beach, FL"The best part about my Tige is that I can now turn the boat and also easily turn the boat 360°. The Easy Drive now allows me to dock with no issues. Definitely Easy Drive is something you should get for your Tige boat! "
CenturionRi 237Paul F.St. Cloud, Minnesota"My first experience with the thruster was coming up to my dock and my wife made the comment about how much smoother the control of the boat was for docking with the thruster. I guess that sums it up right there when the passengers on the boat are experiencing a better and smoother ride because of the [Easy Drive] thruster everything else is just a bonus! From docking, doing 180 turns, leaving my dock or picking up surfers, the [Easy Drive] thruster is an excellent add on to my [Centurion] surf boat! Thanks
Grand Banks 53 AleutianDick D. Norwalk, CT"I remember being skeptical at first. However, now that I've used the system for 2 years, I can't imagine ever owning another boat without a Yacht Controller. Best money I've spent on a boat EVER!!"